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Feb 21st 2022, 12:59 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,178
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Making new friends in UK

I think it is fair to say that when people travel extensively or move abroad, they become more open, cosmopolitan, and broad minded. In other words, you move on. When you move back to the UK, you are...
Feb 19th 2022, 4:54 am
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: NZ returning to UK - advice on what to consider

I would be inclined to get New Zealand citizenship first in case you move back and then change your mind. It does happen - frequently. Otherwise, moving back to the UK should be fairly...
Feb 18th 2022, 2:44 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Location insights - Birmingham/Peterborough

You could try Bridgenorth or Ludlow if you want to move a bit further out. Both are really nice towns.

Visit Bridgnorth - Tourist Information, Attractions, Activities and Accommodation...
Feb 16th 2022, 8:59 am
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Location insights - Birmingham/Peterborough

Many UK cities have their issues and most have good and bad parts. But, as Moses says, you do not have to live in these places and you can commute for work. With Birmingham for example, you could...
Feb 14th 2022, 8:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Renewal of UK Driving License and Personal Loan

Sometimes you need your UK licence to exchange for a local licence when moving abroad so it would not be a good idea to surrender it. Most people I know have kept theirs. I also held mine abroad for...
Feb 14th 2022, 8:44 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: NZ to UK - Setup Bank Acc before returning?

I used HSBC Premier which allows overseas account opening and is probably the easiest route. If you don't want to go with HSBC, you can always open a 'Wise' account as a stopgap until you are...
Jan 20th 2022, 9:04 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Goodbye US HSBC - you dumped us

Buy an international cell phone. Just make sure it covers the US as not all do.
Jan 15th 2022, 2:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: International bank account

There is now the 'Wise' account which you can use as a multi-currency account for spending in most countries but has limitations as a bank. You have to fund this account from your current bank...
Jan 10th 2022, 9:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Keeping HSA account invested when back the UK

One of the main things to consider when dealing with overseas investments in the UK is that tax reporting in the UK will be in GBP. Therefore, you need to keep accurate records of any interest or...
Nov 21st 2021, 5:18 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Moving back 1 stop service?

You can now buy a vehicle online which seems to be getting more popular. They will tax it for you. As for insurance, use a comparison site such as Moneysupermarket or Go Compare.

Browse our cars -...
Nov 13th 2021, 4:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Moving back 1 stop service?

Google will tell you everything. Use a phone or local library until you get a connection. Utility and Internet providers will do all of the leg work for you. Finding accommodation and getting a bank...
Nov 12th 2021, 2:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Hi! Anyone out there made an international will?

Due to working abroad frequently, I enquired about an international will and in some countries, they have more than one jurisdiction. For example, the UK has four jurisdictions (i.e. England,...
Nov 3rd 2021, 7:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: How access Barclays from abroad?

Barclays more than likely want you to open their international bank account for which they charge a monthly fee. It would be interesting to see if you could access this site on your iPad and iPhone....
Nov 3rd 2021, 8:31 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: How access Barclays from abroad?

No, foreign numbers are not possible as you need to enter a UK international access code. Probably the best thing to do is buy one of these cheap £10 PAYG UK phones specifically for the purpose (such...
Nov 3rd 2021, 8:25 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: How access Barclays from abroad?

I would phone them and ask them to send a new card to the UK address. Your friend in the UK does not have to pretend to be you as you can quite legally have a UK bank account if you live overseas as...
Nov 2nd 2021, 11:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Offshore Investments upon return to the UK

Basically, as with many countries, UK taxation is based on residency so technically there is no such thing as offshore investments (unless you are a politican).
Nov 2nd 2021, 11:27 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: How access Barclays from abroad?

Easy, just follow the instructions in the link I have provided. Make sure you use the UK address you have provided as you should be resident in the UK, otherwise you are not eligible to hold a UK...
Nov 2nd 2021, 11:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: how to transfer an overseas pension into a UK sipp

I would speak to Vanguard in the UK direct. They are a good organisation and will help you through the red tape.

Transfer a pension | Vanguard UK Investor (vanguardinvestor.co.uk)...
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Oct 12th 2021, 9:34 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,908
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Technical question about tax and UK pension

You will be taxed on a graduated scale which shows that the system is rotten and corrupt, favouring the government and the financal institutions. Nothing will change until the public realise that...
Oct 11th 2021, 12:28 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Applying for a UK Credit Card

You just have to get through the first six months and then they will be falling over themselves to give you a credit card. If in the interim you need to borrow money, there are cheaper ways than...
Oct 11th 2021, 5:48 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Applying for a UK Credit Card

That's what happened to me. There is no human reasoning, it is a case of computer says no. When you have been here a while, banks and other organisations will be falling over themselves to give you a...
Oct 11th 2021, 5:32 am
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: USA purchased TV to work in UK

Apart from the transformer, the Digital Transmission Standard in the USA is incompatible with the UK standard so you would need extra equipment to connect through the HDMI port. My guess is that by...
Oct 7th 2021, 10:40 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Applying for a UK Credit Card

They mean your credit history with the HSBC only which will be recorded on your account as a matter of course. That is why they use the term 'with us' which is not the best English grammar but that...
Oct 4th 2021, 10:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Moving from.cyprus back to Scotland

There are plenty of opportunities to retrain in the UK at all levels and the government is taking an active part in this:

National retraining scheme - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk...
Oct 4th 2021, 5:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Johnboyuk

Re: Investment platform for international trading info and advice please

You are welcome. PM me if you need any additional information.
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